Occupied Japan toys are from the period late 1945 until 1948

After World War II, Germany and Japan tin toy manufacturing had just about run its course due to a lack of supplies. After the war the Allies noting that both countries needed to rebuild, aided them in re-starting their toy manufacturing.

In the beginning, these Japanese firms copied popular toys which were made in other countries. However by the 1950s they started making original designs that would sell in the US. The toy designers used cars, planes, cartoon characters and other objects popular in America.

Most of the toys produced during this time spanned the gamut from very simple to very intricate. These toys have become highly collectible today.

See also toys Made in US Zone Germany.

Occupied Japan value and price guide

What's your 'Occupied Japan' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
Original 1934 Tales From Korea By Y T Apr 2019 £ 353,77
75 Pieces Hand Painted Gold China Apr 2019 £ 137,88
Occupied Japan Celluloid Tin Girl Pram May 2019 £ 216,67
Boxed Black Occupied Japan Roll Around Apr 2019 £ 195,00
Rare 1940's Showa Occupied Japan Tin May 2019 £ 196,97
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